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SPCS Alumni Association Golf Tournament 2017

Benefitting SPCS scholarship initiatives & student resources

Monday, April 17, 2017 • Brandermill Country Club, Midlothian

The SPCS Alumni Association invites you to attend its annual golf tournament at Brandermill Country Club (directions). Come join us for a day of entertainment, networking and a long-lasting contribution to the School and its students. Tee time is 9:00 a.m.

Register individual golfers or foursomes.

Use the registration form to register and make your payment online. Sign up a foursome ($340/foursome) or register as a single golfer ($85/golfer). Price includes greens fees for 18 holes of golf, mulligans, boxed lunch, awards cocktail reception, and participation in contests for awards and prizes. Gifts received and prizes won are not tax deductible.

Golfer registrations may be completed online through Friday, April 14, at 5 p.m. We’ll accept registrations after this time, but you’ll need to contact Jason Martin, event chair, to make these arrangements.

Questions? Contact event chair Jason Martin at or (804) 937-1390.

Need to submit a paper registration form? Or distribute a sponsorship flyer? Download the PDFs!

Thanks to our Premier Sponsors

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SMI Hotel Group, Silver Sponsor

Become a Sponsor!

Complete our sponsorship form and make payment online

Proceeds from the 2017 golf tournament will benefit scholarship initiatives and provide additional resources for SPCS students. We expect sponsorship to be a large part of the tournament, and that participating companies will benefit from recognition at this high-quality networking event.

Sponsorship Categories

Sponsorships will include recognition in the tournament program, appropriate signage, and company representation at the sponsored hole location, contest location and/or during the luncheon and/or awards reception. Sponsorship does not include participation in the tournament. These sponsorships are not exclusive.

  • Platinum Sponsor – $2,000: Company name and logo in tournament program, company banner displayed at registration and beverage cart sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor – $1,000: Company name and logo in tournament program, lunch sponsor, and cigar sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor – $500: Company name and logo in tournament program, contest sponsor, and one (1) hole sponsorship
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor – $500
  • Cigar Sponsor – $350
  • Awards Cocktail Reception – $300
  • Lunch Sponsor – $300
  • Closest-to-Pin Contest Sponsor – $250
  • Longest Drive Contest Sponsor – $250
  • Putting Contest Sponsor – $250
  • Hole Sponsor – $150 (or $100 with separate foursome registration)
Event Details & Tournament Highlights
Event Details
  • Shotgun start
  • 4-person captain’s choice
Tournament Highlights
  • Stableford scoring, an internationally recognized scoring system
  • Putting contest before tee-off
  • Longest drive and closest-to-pin contests on par-3s and par-5s
  • Complimentary gift pack
  • Cold beverages
  • Boxed lunch
  • Awards cocktail reception
Tournament Schedule

9:00 a.m. Registration opens

9:15 a.m. Range balls available

10:00 a.m. Putting & range contest

10:45 a.m. Putting contest finals

10:55 a.m. Team rules meeting

11:00 p.m. Shotgun start

4:00 p.m. Awards cocktail reception

New for 2017: Dean's Dream Team

New for this year is the Dean’s Dream Team, sponsored by SPCS Dean Jamelle Wilson. Members of the Dean’s Dream Team have been invited by Dean Wilson as a showcase team that crosses institutional and regional lines.

Billy J. Cannaday, Jr.

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As a career educator for more than 41 years, Cannaday has worked in elementary, middle and high schools and was superintendent in two of the Commonwealth's largest school divisions. After serving as Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2006-2008, he served as Dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) and as Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, retiring in 2015. He currently serves as president of the Virginia State Board of Education. Cannaday received his doctorate in educational administration and bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Virginia Tech. He earned his master’s in educational administration from Hampton University.

Sara Diaz, GC'16

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As a member of the Richmond Women’s Golf Team, Diaz earned a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) through SPCS. Prior to coming to Richmond, she learned golf through The First Tee of Greater San Antonio and was recruited to play at Texas A&M–Commerce. She played three years and graduated, saving a year of eligibility by leaving the team after her third year in order to play on the same team as her younger sister Elsa. Both were recruited to Richmond, where they played together during the 2014-2015 season. After graduating from Richmond, Diaz was hired by a Richmond classmate to work at Independent Container Line (ICL), where she remains employed.

Russ Huesman

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As a football coach for more than 30 years, Huesman has three times been named Southern Conference Coach of the Year and finalist for National Coach of the Year Award. He’s coached 39 All-Americans and 21 NFL draft picks and has been part of nine conference championships. He’s coached at William & Mary and served as defensive coordinator for Richmond, including the 2008 national championship team. He’s returned to Richmond after being named head football coach following eight successful seasons at his alma mater, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (UTC). Huesman played football at Moeller High School in Cincinnati prior to joining UTC, where he earned his degree in business education in 1983.

LaRee Sugg

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Sugg boasts a successful career in golf, spanning from her play on UCLA’s PAC-10 and NCAA championship teams to her distinction as only the third African American to play the LPGA in the Tour’s 60-year history. She’s a four-time Golf Magazine Junior All-American and was named to the 1991 PAC-10 All Conference Team and 1991 Coaching Association All-American Team. She’s played on the LPGA Tour along with several other professional and mini tours, and she’s qualified for six U.S. Women’s Opens and four Women’s British Open Championships. Sugg serves as the Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at Richmond. She came to Richmond in 2001 when she was named Richmond’s first head women's golf coach.

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2017 Golf Tournament